Hi, I’m Steve Wheller, a wedding photographer from South Wales in the UK. I have been photographing weddings for over 20 years.
I started photographing landscapes at the age of 20, then shot my first wedding soon after on my EOS Canon N. I’ve never looked back since.
I think the influence of first shooting landscapes appears in my wedding photos. I love a picture of a bride and groom in a wide, sweeping landscape.
I have always liked the look of the files from Canon and am so used to the operating system that I have stayed with them.
Yes, like everyone else I am waiting for Canon to bring out a decent mirrorless as all my lenses are Canon so I’m not looking to change systems.
And yes, I nearly switched to Fuji as I do love my Fuji X100T that I use for personal use.
I’m not going to upgrade just for the sake of it but like to keep up to date. Come on Canon, get your act together…
I shoot all my weddings with one body – Canon 5D MK IV (with a Canon 5D MK III in my bag as backup) and usually three lenses – 35mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.8 and 135mm f/2. This keeps my set up light but covers all eventualities.
Canon 35mm f/1.4 – Love this lens and this is on my camera all day. Allows me to cover all angles and is great in low light. Perfect for churches.
Canon 135mm f/2 – A beautiful lens used for couple portraits and for candid photography.
Canon 85mm f/1.8 – I have had this lens for years and it’s lovely and light. I use it mainly for the couple portraits.
Canon 50mm f/1.2 – A lovely lens for low light.
Canon 24-70mm f/4 – I used this lens all the time when I first started shooting weddings but eventually moved to prime lenses as they make me think more about the photos and make me move instead of zooming.
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 – I use this mainly for the evening party. It allows me to get close and in the middle of the action.
1 x Godox V850II – Great flash and workhorse with power that lasts all day.
2 x NEEWER NW 860II Flashes – Godox copies that work well with the Godox system.
Godox X1 Trigger – Used to control the three flashes above.
YONGNUO YN360 Handheld LED Video Light – Used for creative photos.
Godox AD200 – Great powerful flash for portraits or in low light.
Thinktank Retrospective 20 – A great shoulder bag that holds a camera, two lenses and bits and bobs. Nice and light and can be carried around all day.
ThinkTank Airport Essentials – This holds most of the gear and allows me to store all my gear securely.
Hardware & Software
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Anti-shock memory card holder (King of Flash)
Godox Ad-s7 Multi-functional 45cm Umbrella Softbox
Godox 120cm / 47.2in Portable Octagon Softbox Umbrella
Peak Design Pro Plate for Capture Pro Camera Clip PL-PP-1
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Be yourself, keep it simple and chase the light.